Friday, August 13, 2010

Landship Overload

Battleships, Frigates, Cruisers... these were all names the Brits thought they could apply to tanks. One of the stranger things brought on by this was tanks with up to five turrets, like the A1E1 Independent. The Americans and the Polish went so far as to use two turrets on their light tanks! The Russians actually put their multi-turret tanks, the t-28 and t-35 into service. The earliest tank with multiple turrets was the French Char 2c, whose two turrets and three hull mounted MGs were, if my guess is right, brought on by WW1 experience and not the concept of landships.

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